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Leading Cloud Storage Gateway Developer Nuage Labs Taps Farpoint Ventures to Spearhead Entry into Asia Market

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Nuage CEO Raphael Nicoud and Farpoint Ventures Managing Partner Jim Ryan

Nuage CEO Raphael Nicoud (left) and Farpoint Ventures Managing Partner Jim Ryan

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Boston, MA and Paris, France

Nuage Labs SAS, the leading developer of cloud storage gateways, and Farpoint Ventures LLC, a leading provider of venture finance and international sales and marketing outsourcing services, announced today that they have entered into a three-year agreement to develop the Asia Pacific market.

Under the agreement, Farpoint Ventures will act as an extension of Nuage’s sales and marketing team to recruit and sign distributors, value added resellers and systems integrators to resell Nuage’s cloud storage technology in Japan. Farpoint will also be responsible for technical support through its Tokyo office.

Nuage Integration Diagram

Nuage Integration Diagram

“Our service allows customers to profit from all the power of our unique mirroring feature, making it possible to store data simultaneously on multiple public or private clouds,” said Raphaël Nicoud, CEO of Nuage Labs. “Our gateway also offers transparent encryption of data before it is stored on the cloud, thus eliminating the risk of data falling into the wrong hands. Finally, our gateway offers protocol translation from legacy protocols allowing you to connect your existing legacy apps directly to the cloud with no modifications required.”

“More and more enterprises are moving data to the cloud in Asia,” said James Ryan, Managing Partner of Farpoint Ventures LLC. “Nuage’s Cloud Gateway allows them to take advantage of the cost saving of cloud storage while eliminating the security risks and cost of retrofitting old applications.”

Farpoint Ventures has already secured a major Japanese electronics manufacturer as the first customer of the Nuage Labs Cloud Gateway in Japan. Nuage Labs CEO Raphaël Nicoud will be presenting the Cloud Gateway solution at a seminar in Tokyo on November 11, 2013.

About Nuage Labs

Nuage Labs is the leading developer of cloud storage gateway technology. Our software gateway connects any cloud storage service including Amazon S3 and Openstack compatible providers. No API integration is required, data is stored on the Cloud, encrypted during transfers and can be replicated between multiple Clouds. Your Cloud storage area works as a local filesystem that you can export as a NAS through NFS or CIFS.

Media Contact: Sibylle de Villeneuve
Email: sibylle@agenceraoul.com
Phone: +33 6 45 29 58 57

About Farpoint Ventures LLC

Farpoint Ventures is a venture finance fund with a unique services platform that quickly develops global markets for its portfolio of venture-backed technology companies. Farpoint’s global network of experienced technology sales professionals can quickly bring a product to markets from Asia to Africa, Europe to the Middle East and the United States to Latin America, developing sales channels, reseller networks and bringing in international revenues years ahead of when most startups would have the resources to go global on their own. Farpoint’s US headquarters is in Boston, MA.

Media Contact: Veronica Hynes
Email: press@farpointventures.com
Phone: (617) 300-0708

Leading Mobile Gaming App Developer PrePlay Sports Taps Farpoint Ventures to Spearhead Entry into Japan Market

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PrePlay CEO Andrew Daines (left) and Farpoint Managing Director Jim Ryan (right)

PrePlay CEO Andrew Daines (left) and Farpoint Managing Director Jim Ryan (right)

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

New York, NY and Boston, MA

PrePlay, Inc., the leading developer of “second screen” predictive mobile games, and Farpoint Ventures LLC, a leading provider of venture finance and international sales and marketing outsourcing services, announced today that they have entered into a three-year agreement to develop the Japan market.

Under the agreement, Farpoint Ventures will act as an extension of PrePlay’s sales and marketing team to recruit and sign licensees of PrePlay’s gaming technology in Japan. Farpoint will also be responsible for product localization and technical support through its Tokyo office.

PrePlay Screen Shots

PrePlay Screen Shots

“PrePlay is already the official predictive gaming app of Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League, and just announced the release of CBS Sports PrePlay which will offer PrePlay’s exciting gaming experience for all Pro and many college football games. International expansion is a natural next step for us,” said PrePlay CEO Andrew Daines.

“Japan is the second-largest baseball market in the world,” said James Ryan, Managing Partner of Farpoint Ventures LLC. “As a baseball fan who spent 12 years in Japan, I am personally quite excited to be working with PrePlay to bring their technology to sports fans all over Japan.”

About PrePlay Sports

PrePlay is the world’s leading predictive game studio. We create mobile and tablet games designed and engineered to enhance the experience of watching sports, reality, talent, and award shows on TV. PrePlay users compete in worldwide social contests that involve predicting the outcomes of events they are watching unfold on live TV.

Media Contact: Andrew Daines
Email: Andrew@preplaysports.com
Phone: 646 678 5326

About Farpoint Ventures LLC

Farpoint Ventures is a venture finance fund with a unique services platform that quickly develops global markets for its portfolio of venture-backed technology companies. Farpoint’s global network of experienced technology sales professionals can quickly bring a product to markets from Asia to Africa, Europe to the Middle East and the United States to Latin America, developing sales channels, reseller networks and bringing in international revenues years ahead of when most startups would have the resources to go global on their own. Farpoint’s US headquarters is in Boston, MA.

Media Contact: Veronica Hynes
Email: press@farpointventures.com
Phone: (617) 300-0708

Farpoint Ventures Managing Partner Jim Ryan to Hold Office Hours at Venture Café

Boston, MA

September 10, 2013

Farpoint Ventures LLC announced today that Managing Partner and Co-Founder Jim Ryan will be holding office hours on Thursday, September 12 from 3 to 6 PM at the venerable Venture Café located on the 4th floor of the Cambridge Innovation Center, One Broadway Avenue, Cambridge, MA.

Mr. Ryan will be available to provide advice to entrepreneurs based on his 20 years of experience building global sales teams and developing international markets for startups. Anyone interested in speaking with Mr. Ryan can reserve a 30-minute slot at TimeTrade.

USP Lab’s Unicage® Big Data Analytics Platform now Available on Amazon EC2

Tokyo, Japan

August 21, 2013

Big Data pioneer and Farpoint Ventures portfolio company USP Lab today announced the availability of its Unicage® big data analytics platform on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). Companies requiring a rich data analytics toolkit with an extremely fast learning curve and scalability to hundreds of billions of records can now get started quickly and cheaply using Amazon’s hourly billing.

Companies can develop their data algorithms on a minimal configuration for less than $1 per hour and then quickly scale up their processing resources to meet the demands of their actual data sets. When not processing data, the machine image can be stopped and saved to cloud storage for a very minimal fee.

Amazon EC2’s flexible “pay as you go” cloud model is a perfect fit for Unicage, which allows you to create algorithms in simple shell scripts and then scale them to hundreds of billions of records without any changes to your program. Clustered, parallel processing is handled automatically behind the scenes based on Unicage’s distributed file system.

To test out Unicage on Amazon EC2, click on this link.

Questions? Comments? contact USP directly!

Leading Big Data Analytics Platform Developer USP Labs to Present at MIT CRIBB on August 2

Thursday, July 17, 2013

Tokyo, Japan and Boston, MA

Universal Shell Programming Laboratory Ltd. (USP Lab), a pioneer in data analytics, and Farpoint Ventures LLC, a leading provider of venture finance and international sales and marketing outsourcing services, announced today that USP Lab’s founder and president, Nobuaki Tounaka, will be presenting at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Computing Resources in Boston and Beyond (CRIBB) series on August 2, 2013 at 12PM. This seminar is open to the public. More information is available at http://goo.gl/iOc5p.

Mr. Tounaka will present methods and results of several recent big data projects conducted with Japanese universities including a large genome analysis project and a traffic optimization project involving billions of spatio-temporal datapoints. He will show a real-time demonstration of the Unicage® platform analyzing datasets of billions of records and will also provide comparative benchmarks to popular scalable platforms such as Hadoop.

“While Unicage® is used heavily by large enterprise customers, it’s low cost, ease of development and scalability make it perfect for academic institutions as well,” said Mr. Tounaka. “We look forward to presenting our results to the academic community in Boston at the MIT CRIBB seminar.”

“Farpoint recently announced our agreement with USP Lab to spearhead their entry into the US market,” said James Ryan, Managing Partner of Farpoint Ventures LLC. “We’re proud to organize this visit by Mr. Tounaka to MIT and other major institutions in the Boston area.”

About Universal Shell Programming Laboratory Ltd.

Founded in 2005 in Tokyo, Japan, USP Lab has developed a platform enabling large enterprises and academic researchers to fast-prototype algorithms using only simple “shell scripting” and run them against enormous datasets (of hundreds of billions of records) returning results of complex queries in under half a second. USP Lab’s Unicage® analytics platform is used by major Japanese retailers, logistics firms, manufacturers and food service chains to provide real-time analytics that optimize business processes on the fly without the high implementation and running cost of traditional “big data” platforms.

Media Contact: Hiroko Kamata and Tae Yoshida
Email: koho@usp-lab.com
Phone: +81 (3) 3432-1174

About Farpoint Ventures LLC

Farpoint Ventures is a venture finance fund with a unique services platform that quickly develops global markets for its portfolio of venture-backed technology companies. Farpoint’s global network of experienced technology sales professionals can quickly bring a product to markets from Asia to Africa, Europe to the Middle East and the United States to Latin America, developing sales channels, reseller networks and bringing in international revenues years ahead of when most startups would have the resources to go global on their own. Farpoint’s US headquarters is in Boston, MA and it has offices around the world.

Media Contact: Veronica Hynes
Email: press@farpointventures.com
Phone: +1 (857) 600-2116

*Unicage® is a registered trademark of Universal Shell Programming Laboratory Ltd.

NOTE: The Massachusetts Institute of Technology does not endorse USP Lab, Unicage or Farpoint Ventures LLC. While MIT organizes the CRIBB seminar, this does not imply an endorsement of any of the products or companies who present at the seminar.

Leading Big Data Analytics Platform Developer USP Labs Taps Farpoint Ventures to Spearhead Entry into US Market

USP Lab

Registered trademark of Universal Shell Programming Laboratory

Monday, July 1, 2013

Tokyo, Japan and Boston, MA

Universal Shell Programming Laboratory Ltd. (USP Lab), a pioneer in data analytics, and Farpoint Ventures LLC, a leading provider of venture finance and international sales and marketing outsourcing services, announced today that they have entered into a two-year agreement to develop the US market.

Under the agreement, Farpoint Ventures will act as an extension of USP Labs’ sales and marketing team to develop sales channels and end user customers in the United States for USP Labs’ flagship big data analytics platform Unicage®. Farpoint Ventures has already localized Unicage® and set up an internet presence for USP Labs at en.usp-lab.com. The localized version of Unicage will be available for purchase in the United States in July both as a license which can be used on customer-owned hardware and as a service on Amazon’s AWS platform.

“Unicage® is used today by many large Japanese retailers including Lawson, the largest convenient store chain in Japan and Muji, a leading retail chain with a global brand,” said USP Labs CEO Nobuaki Tounaka. “We’re confident that US retailers, manufacturers, logistics firms and academics will greatly benefit from Unicage’s ability to enable extremely fast development of algorithms and crunch enormous data sets with unparalleled performance.”

“Farpoint’s global sales team specializes in bringing innovative technologies to new markets,” said James Ryan, Managing Partner of Farpoint Ventures LLC. “We look forward to working with USP Labs to bring their powerful data analytics platform to US customers.”

About Universal Shell Programming Laboratory Ltd.

Founded in 2005 in Tokyo, Japan, USP Lab has developed a platform enabling large enterprises and academic researchers to fast-prototype algorithms using only simple “shell scripting” and run them against enormous datasets (of hundreds of billions of records) returning results of complex queries in under half a second. USP Lab’s Unicage® analytics platform is used by major Japanese retailers, logistics firms, manufacturers and food service chains to provide real-time analytics that optimize business processes on the fly without the high implementation and running cost of traditional “big data” platforms.

Media Contact: Hiroko Kamata and Tae Yoshida

Email: koho@usp-lab.com

Phone: +81 (3) 3432-1174

About Farpoint Ventures LLC

Farpoint Ventures is a venture finance fund with a unique services platform that quickly develops global markets for its portfolio of venture-backed technology companies. Farpoint’s global network of experienced technology sales professionals can quickly bring a product to markets from Asia to Africa, Europe to the Middle East and the United States to Latin America, developing sales channels, reseller networks and bringing in international revenues years ahead of when most startups would have the resources to go global on their own. Farpoint’s US headquarters is in Boston, MA.

Media Contact: Veronica Hynes

Email: press@farpointventures.com

Phone: +1 (857) 600-2116

* Unicage® is a registered trademark of Universal Shell Programming Laboratory Ltd.